On Saturday, December 6 the Brooks College Dean’s Office hosted a reception for our graduates and their guests.
Thank you to all who attended the inaugural Padnos/Sarosik Endowed Civil Discourse Symposium, Civil Discourse for Civic Engagement. Over 240 people came together for a community dialogue. Students, staff, neighborhood residents, community members, faculty and GVSU leaders shared a unique opportunity to dialogue about important issues about developing and maintaining vibrant communities. Panelists shared poignant stories and challenging questions about the importance of “staying at the table” when conversations get difficult, both for the sake of remaining committed to honoring each other’s need to be understood and for the critical tasks facing each of us in the ongoing work of revitalizing Detroit and the many other cities whose needs call for civic engagement. When the evening ended, participants were still in the middle of conversations with one another. We had so much more to talk about together. May the conversations continue…
We look forward to seeing you at next year’s Civil Discourse Symposium on Thursday, November 5, 2015.
On September 18, an event was held to celebrate the first anniversary of the Cook Library Scholars Program. The 31 young scholars in grades K-8 worked for a year documenting the history of their Grandville Avenue neighborhood. “Portrait of a Community” includes a video documentary and archive materials collected by Cook Library Scholars. Melanie Shell-Weiss, director of Grand Valley’s Kutsche Office of Local History, facilitated the project with Cook Library Center staff members.
On August 15, Brooks College faculty and staff attended the annual KOAGY (kick-off a great year!) event.
On April 2, eight Brooks College students received the Brooks Professional Series Certificate.
On March 25, Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us: A Memoir visited the GVSU Allendale Campus as part of the Community Reading Project.
On Saturday, April 26 the Brooks College Dean’s Office hosted a reception for our graduates and their guests.
On Friday, January 17 Brooks College hosted the annual Big Reunion to Reenergize and Reconnect (BRRR) event at the Alumni House.
On Saturday, December 7 the Brooks College Dean's Office hosted a breakfast reception for our graduates and their guests.
Kick Off A Great Year! August 16, 2013